Jump to content

Has your child ever had molluscum contagiosum ?


  • Please log in to reply
42 replies to this topic

#1 funandlaughter

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:40 AM

Molluscum contagiosum warts?

http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Molluscum/

My 5yr old has had them on the side of her stomach for almost 6months now. They aren't healing, we have tried tape stripping but it irritated her eczema to the point that we wont be trying it again.

Her eczema has flared up to the point she is scratching until she bleeds. Creams from the doctors help for a few days and then it flares straight back to where it was.

If your child or someone you know has had them:
How long did it take for them to go away on there own?
Was there a form of treatment that helped?
any advice you could share?

Thanks in advance

Edited by Therese, 29 October 2012 - 07:53 AM.
to change title


#2 kristylee21

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

My dd had them from about 9 months till she was nearly two. Doc just said to leave them alone and they should go away on there own accord... she had one very persistant one that stayed on her chin for over a year but there is now no sign of it. Dont try to scratch them or get them off as they can scar.
My doc said they can freeze them off it they stay on longer than 2 years but dont like to on young children as again they can leave a scar

#3 funandlaughter

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:47 AM

How many did she have?

My daughter has close to 30 of them now. she started off with around 10 but it looks like a new one is popping up nearly every week

#4 kristylee21

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:50 AM

she had them on her face, arms and chest....even one on her leg at one point. They would vary weekly. Sometimes only had about 10, other times she would have up to about 40. they all seemed to come and go at different times. Some would only last a week others would stay for months


#5 kristylee21

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:51 AM

We did stop using normal soap on her and there seemed to be less, we use QV instead


#6 JessMcA

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

My little boy had them for probably a year, maybe a bit longer? Started on his legs and moved to his stomach and side. We were advised not to do anything to them and so we didn't, and they all went away eventually.  There is a visible mark where two of them were - they were the worst ones and the only ones that he really scratched and tore open.  But even those marks are fading so I don't know if they'll be there permanently.

#7 funandlaughter

Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:08 AM

thank you ladies. It is reassuring to hear that they went away.

DD had eczema as a baby and hadn't got any for a few years until these warts showed up. it is quite bad and im worried more about the eczema then the warts themself.

we only use eczema shampoo, conditioner, bathwash, moisturiser and prescription cream on her. thinking i may need to swap to soap nuts for washing powder to see if that will help her.

apparently the warts can flare up preexisting skin conditions.  
thank you for your help

#8 somila

Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

My DS#1 has a combination of eczema and molluscum contagiosum.  The molluscum have been there for over a year now.  Tape didn't work.  GP says he promises they won't be there when DS is 21.

#9 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

My brothers had these when they were little. I never got any for some reason. Mum can't remember exactly (20 years ago now) but she said it lasted about 9months - 1year and went away by itself. The older of my brothers had it worse and had heaps.

#10 Flaxen

Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:25 AM

I had this when i was a youngin, It cleared up in 2 weeks with a topical cream.
I had a recurrance about 8 years ago, and it was my choice to use aldara cream ($$$) from the doctor, or send a script to the Royal Childrens for a jar of made up cream which was much cheaper than aldara. Highly recommend the cream.

#11 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

My dds have had them for about 6-9 months now.

We have tried the cream from the rch pharmacy, which helped a bit, but cause eczema to flare up.

Lately we have left them alone. No baths just showerS, and clean pjs singlets and towels each day seem to help stop them spreading.

#12 CallMeFeral

Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

DD had it for a few weeks, fortunately it resolved quickly but I know iy doesnt always. I think I put tea tree oil on a couple of them but not sure it made any difference.

#13 SeaPrincess

Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

2 of my children have/had them.  DS1 had one on his knee that kept getting knocked and bleeding.  Our GP froze it (and a couple of others) with liquid nitrogen.  DD's had 2 that went away on their own, but it took close to a year.

R

#14 immismum

Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

My cousins daughter had them, also in combination with excema.

It took ages for them to go, (about two years) and she also has scars from them.  They only really got on top of them when they got a referral to a paediatric dermatologist.

Not being my child I can't remember exactly what they did, but it involved the dermatologist pricking the top of them , painting each one with betadine, and getting the cream from the royal children's hospital.

Particularly when Excema is also a factor, you need specialist help, go to your GP and get a referral, and good luck.

#15 mill85

Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:30 AM

My DS had it and we used the cream from the royal children's but had it made up at a compounding pharmacy near our house. It cleared them up almost overnight. Prior to using Thr cream we had tried just about every potion and lotion. He also has eczema but I didnt notice the cream flaring it up.

#16 Phascogale

Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

DD2 had them for 6-9 months and they just disappeared - there were only a few on her thigh and on the inside of her upper arm.  DD3 has had them for close to 12 months now and when I looked at the yesterday they seem to have multiplied.  They are mainly on one thigh and one side of her abdomen.  I'm hoping they go soon.

#17 imamumto3

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

ds had them when he was about 1.  We (& sil whos dd had them) got an ointment from the gp. Once a day you prick the centre of it, put the ointment on & cover it up.  it took about a week of this treatment for them to disappear

#18 cameo

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

DD had them for over a year and they did not go away at all.  They just kept on spreading.  We got the cream from the RCH (emailed script to them and they posted cream out) and I swear they went away after a week.  

You absolutely have to get the cream, it's the only thing that worked for us, and we tried numerous odd types of cures.

#19 DandS

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Two of my boys had this a few years ago. They had it for probably 6 months - 1 year. We tried many creams, and saw several Drs, but nothing seemed to work. In the end we squeezed them (which isnt ideal, I know), and it worked. It did leave scars on them though - as theirs were on their torso, this doesnt worry us or them.

Edited by DandS, 29 October 2012 - 11:12 AM.


#20 Guest_Lilybird_*

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

Hi there,

me and my sister had these as kids, my sister had quite large ones all over her back, while I got lots of tiny little ones all over my arpits and down the sides of my tummy.

We did the cream I think for about six months? but it just didnt go away. I'm not sure if they still do this, but we ended up having a liquid nitrogen treatment where they just burnt the tops of each one with the liquid nitrogen. I know that sounds a bit horrible original.gif but i was 7 at the time, and can still remember telling my mum that it didn't even hurt original.gif But from memory after we had that done they just went away.

That said, this was all about 15 years ago, so the creams are probably a LOT better than what we had back then!

#21 **Jilly**

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

DD1 had them from about the age of 1 for at least 2 years from beginning to end.  I was so frustrated.  The first one appeared next to her ear on her face - fortunately that was the only one on her face but she had a few nasty ones on her tummy and lots of little ones under her chin, some even on the inside of her legs near her groin.  

I took her to a dermatologist and he didn't want to do anything, he told me they are like a pox virus and when your body decides to fight the pox then they will start to go away (something along those lines anyway).  Once they did start to go, they got really angry and pussy, they didn't seem to bother her though.  Apparently they shouldn't scar but DD has some little pox marks now under her chin, all but one other haven't left a mark.  

DD2 had a lot less and they seemed to clear up within 6-9 months, only one that scarred was one on her shoulder that got really angry and pussy.  

I suppose DD1's body isn't that great at fighting these things... sad.gif

#22 perthgal3

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

My DS8 had them for over a year quite bad on his arm and stomach.  He also had the bleeding and excema issues.  My doctor advised to leave them alone and sure enough they went away on there own after about a year.  

My DS3 now has them but they are less severe than his brother's and he isn't prone to excema.  He has only a couple on his torso and wrist and I plan to just ignore them.

#23 funandlaughter

Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

thanks everyone.

does anyone know the actual name of the cream from RCH so I can ask my doctor to look in to it please

#24 aussierach

Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

my 3tr old has had a patch behind his knee now for goign on 3mths.. it got quite bad last week so we are now using a cream which has clered up the redness and dry skin all he has left are the bumps but it has discoloured a patch of skin there

#25 Phoenix Blue

Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

Both my boys had this at the same time.  I used wheatgrass spray which worked great for DS1 and his started clearing up immediately.  Didn't seems to be too effective on DS2 though, and his hung around for a lot longer.  Probably almost a year for him.

You can buy wheatgrass spray online.  Google dr wheatgrass.

Both my boys had this at the same time.  I used wheatgrass spray which worked great for DS1 and his started clearing up immediately.  Didn't seems to be too effective on DS2 though, and his hung around for a lot longer.  Probably almost a year for him.

You can buy wheatgrass spray online.  Google dr wheatgrass.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.